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to the west and maturity. -- and modernity. the attacks on the united states are often tactical and the real enemy seems to be, the near enemy, seems to be the regimes in the eyes of al qaeda and other extremist groups. these enemies of god, all -- as al-qaeda defines them, are fair game. the victims of these are overwhelmed in malls -- muslims. -- overwhelmingly muslims. nobody has documented this. we should not wait for the next conquest to tell us about this going on in the arab world. one of the most discouraging things i have read in the last decade was this quote from virginia muslims who recruited by the taliban were arrested in pakistan before they could do that. one of them said we're not terrorists, we are jihad tests. adests. we need to organize an international effort to buttress norms against the killing of civilians on any pretext. i would go for a fifth camp geneva convention. i think we need to codify the new rules of war and define terrorism as crimes against humanity. by way of taking some of the revolutionary glamour out of the jihad and putting faces on the victim's and c
laden did. he had this exhaustion attrition strategy when it came to the united states and the west. he has continued that to a certain extent. he has very much switched the inus to building affiliate's other countries and to increase the strength of al qaeda in africa, the middle east, and elsewhere. the has been very successful at it. here is the one thing about him that has me on a knife's edge. if he were really smart, he would never attack the united states again. it led to such a disaster for them after 9/11 for the first few years. it really set back a lot of division that bin laden had and then you had to spend your time convincing as it was not worth your while. if he was smart, we would go back to sleep like we were in the 1990's and you could go out and create whenever you wanted to and we would not pay attention unless americans got killed. i do not know if he's that smart or that patient. i believe he is a man is controlled by a desire for revenge for the death of his wife, the death of his son, and for the torture he underwent in prison. he may not be able to control his a
differently? where was george bush at the convention that he was the former president of the united states. he was the reason why the situation we are in today. they did not want him around. host: could that happen today? someone with equal tends background get this far in the nomination process? >> someone with his background would be treated differently. he would not have shock therapy necessarily. he would be treated with psychotropic drugs that are not available at that time. it is hard to say what the calculus would be. illnessgleton's mental is asked about specifically during the vetting porcess, it depends on a case by case basis. by paul lord two this order is different for different people. >> we will have to leave it there. we have been talking with joshua glasser, the author of a "the 18 day running mate." that is the book there on the screen. thank you for being on the washington journal. >> tomorrow barack christiansen, chief -- rob christiansen. davis and policy -- a professor from north carolina. democratic delegate ryan fowler. live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c- span. watch covera
-- but effectively working with all these things is consolidation and renew all the reforming the united states and strengthening our infrastructure. if america gets its act together, especially with respect to the chinese, their respect success. if we are successful, and we will have a lot of influence. i would not said let's forget the world, but look at what we can do to advance our competitive position. host: talking about secretary clinton costs travel to china and u.s.-china relations. thank you. tomorrow, our national affairs columnist and the author of "who is counting?" 7:45 a.m. us at a 30 a.m., ala -- at 8:30 a.m., alan comles. and then aid to egypt in their transition to democracy. your calls starting tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. thank you for joining us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> june is for the presidential debates live on c-span. next, democrats discussed the 2012 election. first, pollster dole ben sun -- bolstered joel benenson. then nancy pelosi and then gene sperling. >> so how do students chea
fiscal leadership is for. if you were advising the next president of the united states, and i'd think you kind of alluded to this. i think the president has to take the lead on this and set the direction, as most ceo's do. what do we have to do to get the leaders to act in an affirmative an assertive way? >> i think i may have said it, dan. you simply have to continue to hammer home the potential consequences of inaction. and they are catastrophic. i do not think -- my sense is that regardless of how our election turns out for president. the new chief executive is going to want to find a way, if he can, to deal with this problem. and i am pessimistic only if we continue to have divided government. if we do not have that, then we have a real opportunity to get something done. and i would hope that we have it even if we have divided congress. that remains to be seen. >> i do think the next president, if this problem is not solved, the next president will have four fallow years. call former distinguished senator said that when he was there years ago, they got together and somehow they've got
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